Don't forget, October 1 is our Fall Farm Day, 10:30am - 4pm. Come for eggs, chicken, goats cheese, jams and to see the progress on Kreeky Tree Farm! Hope to see you all!
On the August 30, we added a new horse to the Kreeky Tree Farm family. Rusty came to us via White Briar Farm in Kutztown PA. I used to board my first horse there and know the owner and a friend who works with the horses there. He turned me on to Rusty who is amazingly gentle and a great ride. Even tempered, only 13 years old and in solid health. He is now on our farm and I am riding him almost daily. He's a real gem!!!
They came late this year, but they came on strong! We'll have plenty of sauce stored for the winter!
First and second floor views, First floor: chicken processing room, bathroom, cold storage, dish washing and storage, full kitchen and entertainment area. Second floor: hay loft.
We still have to hook up power, and the septic, but the building is in place and looks amazing! We have all winter to fix up the interior. Hopefully by Spring (maybe earlier) we can get certified and start real farm production!!
Very exciting to see months and lifetime of planning come to fruition. This will only be the facade, what we have to do on the inside is the big ticket. more to come.
The new barn arrives (in pieces) but should be all up and ready by Wednesday!! Here we go!
Can't reveal too much but good things happening at KTF in the future
crazy wet and humid and hot as hell.
It's as sticky and humid as coal mine, but life on the farm goes on. Yesterday we said goodbye to our French import, Guy Rosenthal. He came here for a month and helped us out on the farm. The work he did was above and beyond what we expected and now, we are going to have to figure out how to deal without the extra help. I guess its time to look for our first employee.....
Hi All, just cooked up a fresh batch of refrigerator dill pickles. They will be ready by July 23. Anyone wanting a jar, contact the farm! Homegrown organic cucumbers and organic dill make these truly special!
Our good friends Marty and DeAnn came over for dinner and had to have a good play session with the kids! Thanks Marty for the fun video!!
(Posted originally June 29)
Dear friends, today we must bid farewell to Olin. The past few weeks his hoof treatment has taken a turn for the worse. His mobility has deteriorated and a horse with a bad leg is not a complete horse. It's with great sadness and pain in my heart that he has to pass onto the heavens. I will be with him up until the end. Wishing him a land of lush fields, sunshine and 4 sturdy limbs. He will leave behind a huge hole in our lives but his memory will endure forever.
Now that it is officially summer in our neck of the woods, the gardens are blooming, the vegetables and growing and the animals are giving us plenty of eggs and milk!
Sorry for the lapse in time from my previous post. It's been a very busy time of year and with Maude's passing, the two kids of hers have to be bottle fed, often! But on the bright side, we acquired a new 2 year old doe who had just stopped weening her only buck. Her name is Magpie, Maggie for short. Its taken her a while to get used to the farm, the other goats, and us. But she seems to be settling in. And has become a new source of milk. So welcome Maggie!
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this today. Our Maude passed away this morning. From what, we have still to learn from the vet. She declined rapidly from OK on Thursday to listless and malnurished on Saturday. She leaves behind her beautiful kids Pippa and Puck who we will raise and bottle feed. Cherish them eternally and they will always be a reminder of our lovely lady.
Yesterday was Banjo Mae's one year birthday. So hard to believe it's been a year already. She's the happiest and most lovable donkey you'll ever meet. Mom is too!
Its been an up and down season so far for weather. warm, cool, even cold, but the garden is coming back to life! And of course more new chicks.
Maude proudly standing over her new kids, Pippa and Puck.
Maude was a trooper and gave us two beautiful kids.